Why is Infertility on the Rise?

Have you wondered if infertility is on the rise?  In my observation and practice I have seen more women in their 20’s and 30’s having difficulty conceiving with no known cause.  Did you know that only 60% of couples will conceive naturally without medical assistance within the first 6 months of trying? This means that one in every eight couples struggle with infertility issues – or a whopping 17.4 million women in the US alone.  (National Fertility Association Statistics: https://resolve.org/infertility-101/what-is-infertility/fast-facts/) Infertility is outlined as the decreased ability, or complete inability, of a couple to conceive a child, more specifically – failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without protection. … Read More

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Taking a Functional Approach to Your Healthcare-Discover the Power of Functional Medicine

Recently I was interviewed by health coach Julie Smith from www.juliesmithcoaching.com.  We had a frank discussion about what functional medicine is; how this approach to healthcare is different; and why it’s so powerful. Watch the video and for more information on the who, what, what and how of functional medicine read more here. Who is a functional medicine practitioner? Examples of practitioners that practice functional medicine can include Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Chiropractors, and Acupuncturists. What is functional medicine? Functional Medicine focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease, not just symptom treatment. Functional medicine examines every factor involved including symptoms, genes, environment, and lifestyle factors to treat the… Read More

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Haywire Hormones? This Ancient South American Plant May Help

Haywire Hormones?  If so, then you are going to want to keep reading.  There is one ancient South America Plant that may well help relieve those haywire hormone symptoms you have been experiencing.  It is also my number one recommendation to the thousands of women and even men I have treated over the years suffering from hormone related.  Before I tell you what this plant is, it is advised to first consult your health practitioner about any hormone related symptoms you may be experiencing.  Functional Medicine practitioners like myself will always recommend doing a complete evaluation that includes checking your hormone levels.  If you would like to learn more about how… Read More

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6 Ways to Tell If Your Hormones are Out of Balance

Are you wondering if your hormones are out of balance?  Do you wonder what symptoms are associated with hormone imbalance?   I probably don’t have to tell you that abnormal levels of hormones can wreak havoc and can have a negative impact on your quality of life.  Not only are you suffering, but the people who may be around you are as well. Mood swings, for instance, can affect the way a woman treats people in her surroundings. From monthly periods to menopause, it is important to have an understanding of the cause of your hormonal imbalance, including how you should deal with it. You should be able to tell if you are having hormonal imbalance.… Read More

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Hashimoto’s Treatment…….What You Need to Know

Hashimoto’s is a largely an under diagnosed condition affecting more women then men.  It can leave you feeling not like yourself.  You may notice weight gain, mood swings, hair loss, dry skin, constipation, menstrual irregularity, fluid retention, significant fatigue and more.  Many who suffer from this autoimmune condition are frustrated as they don’t feel they are getting the answers they need to not only diagnose this condition, by also to treat Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. If you suspect you have Hashimoto’s, be sure to watch my video, “Hashimoto’s-What Causes It and How to Test for It.  This is a great place to start to learn about some of the presenting features,… Read More

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Hypothyroid Symptoms, Testing….What You Need to Know

Do you have hypothyroid disease or suspect you do? This is video two in my 3-part series on Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism.  If you missed video one, you can watch it by clicking here.  In this video I will discuss some of the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism and what test you may want to discuss ordering with your primary care provider.  The information I am going to share with you is for information and educational purposes only and is not a replacement for seeking appropriate medical care. Please keep in mind that there are other possible causes for your symptoms that can present very much like symptoms for a thyroid condition. … Read More

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Hashimito’s-What Causes It & How To Test For It

Do you suffer from an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s?  Maybe you are just wondering if you have the condition and have not been diagnosed.  It is always important to discuss your concerns with your primary health care provider.  The information I will share with you in these 3-part video series on Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism is for information and educational purposes only.  In video two I will talk about symptoms of Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroid and in video three discuss possible treatment approaches. If you would like to work with me further, schedule a consultation by clicking here.  

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Headache Relief Using Natural Remedies

Are you looking for natural remedies to relieve your headaches? Headaches can be extremely painful. Often times they can leave you down for the count. If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from headaches on a regular basis and are tired of resorting to over the counter pain relievers or prescription medications for relief, then keep reading. Before you decide to reach for the medicine cabinet, try these all natural remedies the next time you have a headache. Here are non-drug remedies you can try for the three most common types of headaches. Tension Headaches Of the three main types of headaches, tension headaches are the… Read More

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Restore Your Gut Health in 8 Weeks

Imagine what life would be like if you no longer had …… food allergies or sensitivities, constipation, leaky gut, toxic pounds,  hormone imbalances, brain fog and fatigue.   I know you’ve been waiting for…. Some miracle to fix your subpar digestive system that plagues you with painful belly bloat, food intolerances, constipation or diarrhea, and stomach upset on a daily basis. Maybe you don’t have digestive symptoms at all. Instead you are suffering from fatigue, brain fog, mood changes, joint pain or hormone imbalance. It all can be related to the health of your gut. I’m not unlike you. Before helping hundreds, if not thousands with their digestive issues, I had my own digestive issues. In fact just before my third birthday, I spent a… Read More

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